Tag Archives: EURO 2016

EURO 2016: Ronaldo rescues Portugal in Hungary thriller


Portugal will join Group F winners Hungary in the round of 16 after Cristiano Ronaldo averted disaster with a historic double to earn his side third place in a pulsating 3-3 draw. Making a record 17th UEFA EURO finals appearance, the Real Madrid forward had cut a frustrated figure in his first two outings, and his mood was hardly improved ...

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EURO 2016: Gomez guarantees top spot for Germany


Germany progressed to the last 16 of UEFA EURO 2016 with a narrow but deserved victory against Northern Ireland, who did not have to wait long to find out that they are through as one of the best third-placed finishers. Making his first start of the tournament in attack, Mario Gomez found the target with almost half an hour gone, ...

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EURO 2016: Turkey overpower Czechs to go third


Turkey evoked their dramatic comebacks of UEFA EURO 2008 to beat the Czech Republic 2-0 at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis and give themselves the chance of a last-16 spot as one of the four best third-placed teams here in France. Burak Yılmaz and Ozan Tufan scored each side of half-time as Fatih Terim’s men overhauled a Czech outfit chasing a win ...

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Perišić’s late goal means Croatia pip Spain


An incredible late solo goal by Ivan Perišić gave Croatia victory against the holders and first place in UEFA EURO 2016 Group D, leaving Spain to face Italy in the round of 16. Croatia knew before kick-off that they were definitely through along with Spain thanks to Northern Ireland’s loss to Germany, and there were five changes to the team ...

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Slutski offers to step down after Russia’s elimination


Leonid Slutski has offered his resignation as Russia coach following the team’s UEFA EURO 2016 exit. Russia were beaten 3-0 by Wales in Stadium de Toulouse on Monday, a result which condemned them to bottom spot in Group B. They leave the tournament having picked up just one point – thanks to a 1-1 draw with England in their opening fixture – ...

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EURO 2016: Wonderful Wales win group B and oust Russia

Wales' midfielder Aaron Ramsey (top) who scored the first goal celebrates with Wales' defender Neil Taylor who scored the team's second goal during the Euro 2016 group B football match between Russia and Wales at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse on June 20, 2016. / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Wales stormed through to the knockout phase of their first UEFA EURO finals as they eliminated Russia and won Group B into the bargain. No team in France had been as quick out the traps as Wales in their first two games and they were at it again in Toulouse, Gareth Bale forcing Igor Akinfeev into an early save. Come ...

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EURO 2016: England second in Group B after Slovakia stalemate


England are through to the UEFA EURO 2016 knockout phase as Group B runners-up after being held to a goalless draw by Slovakia, who will be hoping to join them as one of the four best third-placed sides. Roy Hodgson elected to make six changes to his line-up, but his team began with a clear edge in Saint-Etienne, working openings ...

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Xherdan Shaqiri on Switzerland’s torn-shirt farce: ‘I hope Puma don’t produce condoms’


Xherdan Shaqiri has brought some light relief to the grave controversy surrounding the number of ripped Switzerland shirts in his side’s Euro 2016 match against France on Sunday night. An unprecedented tally of four ripped strips was about the most incisive thing to come out of the dreary 0-0 draw, leaving kit manufacturer Puma firmly in the spotlight. However, Stoke City winger ...

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EURO 2016 Preview: Slovakia v England


Final round of Group B games with England on four points, Slovakia three England qualify with a draw, Slovakia definitely through with a win England manager Roy Hodgson: “Players have been knocking on the door” Six Slovakia players within a yellow card of missing the last 16 Slovakia captain Martin Škrtel plays with five England squad members at Liverpool Possible ...

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EURO 2016: Albania await their fate after historic victory

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 19:  Albania players celebrate their team's first goal scored by Armando Sadiku (obscured) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between Romania and Albania at Stade des Lumieres on June 19, 2016 in Lyon, France.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Debutants Albania must wait to learn if they will progress to the UEFA EURO 2016 knockout phase after leapfrogging Group A rivals Romania into third with a historic 1-0 victory – their first at a major finals. Both sides realistically needed a win in Lyon to keep their chances alive, and it was Romania who began with the greater urgency ...

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